Aid Available to Former Loyola Marymount Students

A $1 million gift to Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, will finance 15 to 30 grants each year.

, The National Law Journal

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Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, has received a $1 million donation from the William H. Hannon Foundation in support of scholarships for students who attended Loyola Marymount University as undergraduates.

It was the largest single gift the law school has received earmarked for students from a specific undergraduate institution. Although located on a separate campus, the law school is a division of the larger Loyola Marymount University.

"These scholarships are critical in helping students obtain a law school education that might otherwise be out of their reach," dean Victor Gold said. "The William H. Hannon Foundation is equipping a new generation of students with the skills and knowledge they will be able to use to contribute back to society."

QUALIFICATION

To qualify for a grant, Loyola Mary­mount graduates must demonstrate strong academic standing and financial need. Administrators plan to award between 15 and 30 grants per year, spokesman Brian Costello said.

Some 56 Loyola Marymount Univer­sity graduates are enrolled at present in the law school. The amount of the scholarships will fluctuate yearly, Costello said, as the school has $250,000 per year to divide among recipients during the next four years.

William H. Hannon was a 1937 graduate of Loyola Marymount University who became a real estate developer. He did not attend the law school, but served as a university regent and honorary trustee until his 1999 death. In addition to the scholarship gift, the Hannon foundation has donated money to the law library and established an endowed chair.

"This gift continues my uncle's legacy of helping those LMU students who wish to attend law school and achieve their goals of making a difference in the world, much as LMU helped my uncle reach his dream of attending college," foundation president and university trustee Kathleen Aikenhead said.

Contact Karen Sloan at ksloan@alm.com.

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